- Completion of Health is required for graduation.
- Completion of three (3) Physical Education courses (1 ½ credits) is required for graduation.
- Important Note: Students enrolled in an approved half-day (11th grade) CTC Program or a full-day (12th grade) CTC Program may have modified graduation requirements.
- MTHS will not accept any other school's online course for PE credit.
- Students may take more than the required 1 ½ credits of Physical Education but may be bumped by a student needing the class to graduate.
Health and Wellness
Grades 11/12, #HPE061, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
Health and Wellness (Virtual)
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE061VT, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
An examination of mental, emotional, physiological and social health issues of young adults occurs in this course. Emphasis on healthful decision-making, education of teen risk behaviors, and looking into the future of one’s quality of life will be discussed, debated and researched. Students will be engaged in exploring current health topics that affect teens and their lives and learning how to access valid health information based on reliable media and other associated sources of information.
This course is available in a virtual format. Students wishing to take the course in an online format should select course number #HPE061VT.
Adapted Physical Education
Grades 9/10/11/12, #HPE001, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
This course is designed for students in grades 9-12 who require additional support in physical education. This course offers flexible and adaptive activities to meet the needs of the students who have a physician’s directive.
New for 2022-2023: This physical education course is available to students in grades 11-12 who have an interest in a unique course that supports varying ability levels and backgrounds and focuses on the physical, intellectual and social growth of all participants. Students will have the opportunity to be a mentor to students that require additional support while also completing their physical education requirements.
Sports and Fitness Course 1 - Boys
Grades 9/10, #HPE011B, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
Sports and Fitness Course 1 - Girls
Grades 9/10, #HPE011G, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
This course MUST be successfully completed before a student can take any other elective physical education course (reference the PE Course Sequence Chart). It is strongly recommended that this class be taken during the freshman year, and MUST be taken by the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. The course includes small-sided team sport activities, physical fitness and swimming. This course is designed to help students consider opportunities to participate in interscholastic and intramural activities within the community, as well as develop the student’s physical fitness.
Credit Recovery (Online PE)
Grades 9/10/11/12, #HPE039VTCR
This class is taken pass/fail to recover PE credit. The class will include weekly online journaling and fitness testing two times each month. All CTC students needing PE credit should register for this course. Students who fail PE MUST take and PASS this course before they may take any other elective course (reference the PE Course Sequence Chart).
Fit for Life 1 (Online PE)
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE040VT, ½ credit, 1 period every two weeks (S)
This online physical education class is designed for the independent student who desires to pursue fitness and recreation activities outside of the traditional face-to-face physical education class setting. Students, using a school issued heart rate monitor, will perform and submit cardio workouts that place the student in the required training heart rate zone. Students will also participate in online learning with an emphasis on project-based activities. This course is ideal for students wishing to combine their after-school activities with a physical education class or as an alternative for students who wish to take physical education independently.
Fit for Life 2 (Online PE)
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE040VT2, ½ credit, 1 period every two weeks (S)
Prerequisite: This class may only be taken if the student successfully completed Fit for Life 1.
As with Fit for Life 1, this online physical education class is designed for the independent student who desires to pursue fitness and recreation activities outside of the traditional face-to face physical education class setting. Students, using a school issued heart rate monitor, will perform and submit cardio workouts that place the student in the required training heart rate zone. Students will also participate in online learning with an emphasis on project- based activities. This course is ideal for students wishing to combine their after-school activities with a physical education class or as an alternative for students who wish to take physical education independently.
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE041, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
(Replaces former course: Net Results)
This coeducational course is designed for any students interested in a variety of lifetime activities. The class will enable students to participate in activities that can be pursued later in life as a means of maintaining physical fitness. Portions of the course include fitness training, swimming and various activities such as tennis, pickle ball, Spikeball, softball, archery, volleyball, basketball and badminton. Students are assessed on active engagement and appropriate involvement in the activities.
Team Aerobic Games (TAG)
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE042, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
This course is designed for any student interested in an intense game environment. Course activities may include football, soccer, softball, basketball, hockey, speedball, fitness training and swimming. This course is for the student seeking rigorous activities in a highly competitive environment. Students are assessed on active engagement and appropriate involvement in the activities.
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE043, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
This coeducational course is designed for any student interested in alternative forms of movement activities. Course activities may include fitness training, swimming, Pilates, step aerobics, “core” exercises, yoga, Zumba, and dance choreography experiences. This course is a non-sport PE course that focuses on the various forms of movement and fitness.
Grades 10/11/12, #HPE044, ½ credit, 5 Periods (S)
This coeducational course is designed for students in grades 10-12 interested in strength training, functional fitness and cardio exercise. Students will participate in an individualized strength and aerobic training program designed to produce strength gains and improve their overall health and well-being. Class activities are conducted in the Human Performance Center, indoor track, functional fitness room and swimming pool.
Extended Sports & Strength Training
Grades 10/11, #HPE044EX, ½ credit, 5 Periods (S)
Students can extend their strength training course with additional time from 7:00 AM to 7:40 AM in addition to a first period Strength Training course by selecting this course offering. During this time, students will complete sport specific training, including additional strength and aerobic training, as well as specific skills, concepts and activities related to such sports under the direction of Manheim Township coaches. It is designed to better prepare the students for the rigors of their sport. Prior to selecting this option, students should consult with the varsity coach of the sport in which they are interested.
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